White Clam Pizza Recipe • Seafood Nutrition Partnership %
White Clam Pizza by Dana White
White Clam Pizza by Dana White
White Clam Pizza by Dana White


Pre-made pizza dough
3 strips bacon, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. frozen shucked clams, thawed
2 tsp. dried oregano
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Recipe by Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC


1.Take the pizza dough out to let warm and expand according to package directions.
2.Add bacon to a hot skillet over medium high heat. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until fat is rendered, add garlic, clams and oregano and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes more.
3.Preheat oven to 450º.
4.On a lightly floured surface, roll out 1/3 of the dough and transfer to a pizza pan or pizza stone.
5.Top dough with clam mixture, followed by mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Drizzle with remaining tablespoon of olive oil.
6.Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, turning the pan half way through
7.Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

It may sound bizarre but a pizza joint in my home state of Connecticut is known for their white clam pizza! Here’s my take on a New England treasure – and I have yet to meet a kid that doesn’t swoon for this pizza.

Recipe by Dana White Nutrition.

Pizza Dough

You can use store-bought pizza dough, but if you want to make your own, here are the simple steps to a delicious at-home dough! This recipe makes a large batch of dough, freeze whatever you don’t need for a future pizza night. For a make-ahead meal, make the dough and clam mixture the night before.


  • 1 packet of dry active yeast
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil


  1. To make the dough, combine 2 cups of warm water with yeast and honey (or sugar), whisk gently and set aside for 15 minutes for the yeast to activate.
  2. Place flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, turn on and mix the flour and salt.
  3. With the machine running on low add yeast mixture and olive oil. Turn speed to medium and continue to mixture until dough comes together in a ball, about 3 minutes.
  4. Turn off machine and place dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel and let rise for at least one hour.

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